counsel

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You might be confusing the word counsel with council. These words are commonly misused.

Noun[change]

Singular
counsel

Plural
counsels

  1. (uncountable) Counsel is the giving or receiving of advice.
  2. (countable) A counsel is a group of people that tell a person or organization what they should do.

Verb[change]

Plain form
counsel

Third-person singular
counsels

Past tense
counseled

Past participle
counseled

Present participle
counseling

Plain form
counsel

Third-person singular
counsels

Past tense
counselled

Past participle
counselled

Present participle
counselling

  1. When you counsel someone, you advise them.